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Teacher stabbing suspect, 14, charged

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 08:55
A 14-year-old boy is charged with attempted murder following the stabbing of a teacher in a Bradford school.

VIDEO: Near-vertical take-off for Dreamliner

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 08:37
Boeing unveils its new 787 Dreamliner with footage of the plane in rehearsal for an appearance at the 2015 Paris Air Show on Monday.

Napoleon's last gift to son on sale

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 08:30
A pair of gold-encrusted pistols belonging to Napoleon's son could sell for up to £1.2m (1.6m euros; $1.9m) at auction in July, Sotheby says.

Crossing The Line: Political Operative Gets 2 Years In Prison

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-12 08:28

For the first time ever, a political operative got prison time for illegally coordinating between a superPAC and a campaign. It could have implications for the 2016 presidential race.

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Spain princess stripped of title

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 08:16
Spain's King Felipe strips the title "Duchess of Palma" from his sister Princess Cristina, who is charged with tax evasion.

Libya militants storm Tunisian mission

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 07:56
Armed men storm the Tunisian consulate in Libya's capital Tripoli and take 10 employees hostage, Tunisia's foreign ministry says.

Miliband urged to back a deputy

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 07:49
Four Labour MPs hoping to win the party's deputy leadership urge Ed Miliband and Harriet Harman to nominate a candidate.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 07:47
Which very famous rock star was paid in chocolate biscuits?

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 07:47
The week's big numbers visualised

Weekend Edition: The week's best reads

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 07:47
The best reads of the week you may have missed

Mourners remember a 'political giant'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 07:43
Kennedy mourners remember a 'political giant'

Week in pictures: 6-12 June 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 07:39
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Appeal court jails schoolboy sex mum

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 07:36
A married mother spared prison for having sex with a schoolboy is starting a jail sentence after judges overruled her original punishment.

Jack King, NASA's 'Voice Of Apollo,' Dies At 84

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-12 07:34

He uttered the countdown heard 'round the world leading up to the launch of the first moon landing mission.

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The Life And Death Of A Once-Important Political Event

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-12 07:33

Republicans killed the controversial Iowa Straw Poll after major candidates passed on attending. The tradition, ripe with pay-to-play allegations, may have been a victim of its own success.

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Nadal reaches Stuttgart semi-finals

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 07:21
World number 10 Rafael Nadal beats Bernard Tomic 6-4 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 to reach the Mercedes Cup semi-finals in Stuttgart.

LIVE BLOG: Obama Visits The Capitol Just Before Trade Bill Comes Up For A Vote

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-12 07:09

The House is expected to vote on a controversial measure that would give President Obama the ability to fast-track a trade deal with Pacific-Rim nations. Obama was lobbying his own caucus.

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Can Hamas hold back IS in Gaza?

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 07:02
There are troubling signs that Gaza faces an internal threat from ultra-conservative militants, some inspired by the Islamic State group, reports Yolande Knell.

Ex-Pussy Riot member held in Russia

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 06:58
A former member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot is arrested in Moscow after a brief protest in support of women prisoners.

Konta knocked out of Nottingham Open

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-12 06:55
British number two Johanna Konta is beaten 6-2 2-6 6-2 by Monica Niculescu in the Nottingham Open quarter-finals.